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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th November 2022

Published on November 17, 2022
  • National News:
    • The first Virtual Global Skill Summit (VGSS) was organized by the Ministry of Education, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. The summit was co-chaired by Dharmendra Pradhan and Piyush Goel.
    • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with 5 companies, viz. Profense LLC, SVC Tech Ventures LLP, Hindustan Shipyard Limited, Spacefaring Technologies Pvt Ltd, and Yantra India Ltd to meet the requirements of Indian defence.
    • Neo banking FinTech company, Open, got a nod from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a Payment Aggregator Gateway (PA/PG) license.
    • TechEagle launched the world’s first vaccine delivery for animal husbandry in the state of Arunachal Pradesh (Roing to Paglam).
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th November 2022
  • International News:
    • India took part in the 4th meeting of the Moscow Format Consultations on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia. India also held the India-Russia-Iran Trilateral Meet on the sidelines of the Moscow Format.
    • The moon-exploration program, Artemis-1 Mission was launched by NASA from the Kennedy Space Centre, Florida.
    • Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023:
      • It is published by the Germanwatch, New Climate Institute, and the Climate Action Network (CAN) International.
      • India is 8th out of 63 countries.
      • No country was ranked 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
      • Denmark was ranked 4th.
  • Important Days:
    • Every year third Thursday of November (17th Nov 2022) is observed as World Philosophy Day (WPD) across the world. It is an initiative of UNESCO. The theme of WPD-2022 is “The Human of the Future”.
    • Every year November is observed as National Epilepsy Day (NED) across the country. It is an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation. The theme of NED-2022 is “There is no NEAM without ME”.
  • Appointments:
    • Suraj Bhan was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Pension System (NPS) Trust by the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA).
    • Arvind Virmani was appointed as a full-time member of the NITI Aayog.
  • Awards and Honors:
    • The President of the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI), Sumeet Anand, was conferred the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur by Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India.
  • Sports:
    • Paris Olympics 2024:
      • The “Phrygian Cap” has been chosen as the mascot for the event.
    • Asian Airgun Championship 2022:
      • Venue- Daegu, South Korea
      • Winner- Shiva Narwal (Men’s 10 m Air Pistol)
  • Vostro Accounts Approved by RBI
  • ICICI Venture Invests in Cello World
  • Max Life Launches Combined Life Insurance Savings Plan
  • ReNew Power to Set Green H2 Plant in Egypt

Question:

Q.1 What is India’s rank in the recently released Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2023?
a. 4th
b. 6th
c. 8th
d. 10th
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